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Bruce Springsteen has built a reputation over the course of a half century of performances as the hero of the common man.

His lyrics make him relatable to his fans. The semi-autobiographical narratives of many Springsteen songs have the power to inspire listeners.

The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.”

Bruce Springsteen

The reputation started to materialize during the 1970s when “Born to Run” made Springsteen an iconic star.

Songs like “Thunder Road’ and “Out in the Street” also had a feeling of authenticity that endeared Springsteen as a hero for his first generation of fans.

“Glory Days” told a genuine story about how life can pass you by, and “The Promised Land” was among his most inspiring songs.

One of his most memorable accomplishments came after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Springsteen released The Rising less than a year later with themes both directly and indirectly associated with the tragedies that took place.

The idea of the working class hero has continued all the way into modern times with the release of Blinded by the Light, a movie about a young Pakistani boy living in England who draws his inspiration to face the world from the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen.

Springsteen’s roots at the Jersey Shore make him even more relatable for people in the Philadelphia area. Romanticizing summer weather, cold drinks on the beach, and a peaceful mindset speaks to anyone who’s ever spent part of their summer vacation at the Jersey Shore.

The relatable image of a musician with local connections means people in the Philadelphia area will have an even easier time getting behind a hero of the common man.

It should come as no surprise that tickets to see Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band at the Wells Fargo Center in March sold out so quickly, but the band recently announced two more shows in Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park in August.

  • Born to Run

    Together we could break this trap
    We’ll run till we drop, baby we’ll never go back

    Tramps like us, baby we were born to run


  • The Promised Land

    I’ve done my best to live the right way
    I get up every morning and go to work each day
    But your eyes go blind and your blood runs cold
    Sometimes I feel so weak I just want to explode

    Well there’s a dark cloud rising from the desert floor
    I packed my bags and I’m heading straight into the storm
    Gonna be a twister to blow everything down
    That ain’t got the faith to stand its ground
    Blow away the dreams that tear you apart
    Blow away the dreams that break your heart
    Blow away the lies that leave you nothing but lost and brokenhearted

  • Dancing in the Dark

    I check my look in the mirror
    I wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face
    Man, I ain’t getting nowhere
    I’m just living in a dump like this
    There’s something happening somewhere
    Baby, I just know that there is

  • Brilliant Disguise

    God have mercy on the man
    Who doubts what he’s sure of


  • Badlands

    Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king
    And a king ain’t satisfied till he rules everything

    Well I believe in the love that you gave me
    I believe in the faith that could save me
    I believe in the hope and I pray that some day
    It may raise me above these… BADLANDS


  • Rosalita (Come out Tonight)

    Someday we’ll look back on this and it will all seem funny


  • Growin' Up

    And I swear I found the key to the universe
    In the engine of an old parked car


  • Thunder Road

    With a chance to make it good somehow
    Hey what else can we do now
    Except roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair
    Well the night’s busting open
    These two lanes will take us anywhere

    It’s a town full of losers
    And I’m pulling out of here to win


  • Prove It All Night

    You hear their voices telling you not to go
    They made their choices and they’ll never know

  • Out In The Street

    All day you’ve been working that hard line
    Now tonight you’re gonna have a good time

    And Monday when the foreman calls time
    I’ve already got Friday on my mind


  • Jersey Girl

    Cause down the shore everything’s all right
    You and your baby on a Saturday night
    You know all my dreams come true
    When I’m walking down the street with you


  • Darkness on the Edge of Town

    Well everybody’s got a secret, son
    Something that they just can’t face
    Some folks spend their whole lives trying to keep it
    They carry it with them every step that they take


  • The Rising

    Lost track of how far I’ve gone
    How far I’ve gone, how high I’ve climbed
    On my back’s a sixty pound stone
    On my shoulder, a half-mile line


  • Waitin' on a Sunny Day

    It’s raining, but there ain’t a cloud in the sky
    Must’ve been a tear from your eye
    Everything will be okay

    Hard times, baby well they come to us all
    Sure as the ticking of the clock on the wall
    Sure as the turning of the night into day


  • The River

    Now all them things that seemed so important
    Well, mister, they vanished right into the air

    Now those memories come back to haunt me
    They haunt me like a curse
    Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true
    Or is it something worse


  • Glory Days

    I think I’m going down to the well tonight
    And I’m gonna drink till I get my fill
    And I hope when I get old I don’t sit around thinking about it
    But I probably will

    Well time slips away and leaves you with nothing, mister, but
    Boring stories of glory days


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